In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Talisker to aid oyster reef restoration project in New York
Diageo-owned Scotch distiller Talisker has partnered with the Billion Oyster Project, which collects used oyster shells from New York restaurants to build reefs in the harbour.
New York State restaurants reopen for outdoor dining
Restaurants in seven regions of New York state have been given permission by governor Andrew Cuomo to open for outdoor dining today.
New York restaurants and bars can sell alcohol to go
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the State Liquor Authority will change its rules to allow bars, restaurants, wineries and distilleries to sell their products off premises.
New York bans the sale of foie gras
Following California’s lead, New York City Council has voted to pass a bill banning the sale of foie gras in restaurants and grocery stores across the city.
In focus: New York’s wine scene
The Big Apple is abuzz with exciting venues serving off the beaten track wines, with grower Champagne the toast of the town. Roger Morris seeks out the best places in the city to raise a glass or two.
Top 10 New York wine experiences
Our man in New York, Roger Morris, rounds up 10 of the best experiences on offer in the Big Apple for wine lovers, from the pairing menu at Eleven Madison Park, to exploring esoteric drops at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.
11 Madison Park’s Humm and Guidara part ways
Owners of 11 Madison Park in New York, Swiss chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, are to go their separate ways after eight years in business, marking one of the biggest breaks-ups in the New York restaurant industry.
From NY to London: Lyle’s to host guest chef Junghyun Park
Chef Junghyun Park will join the team at Michelin-starred Lyle’s in London for two nights this month proffering modern Korean cuisine as part of the restaurant’s Guest Series.
American rapper Nas to open London restaurant
American rapper Nas is to open a UK branch of his fried chicken and waffle restaurant Sweet Chick in London’s affluent Fitzrovia district this year.